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Dunlap’s deal a sign of NFL’s changing times

He’s not great against the run. He’s yet to play a full season in the NFL. Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap has received criticism about what he can’t do, but there’s no question about what he can do. And that just so happens to be the main thing defenses are looking for in today’s NFL. Get to the quarterback. That’s why despite his shortcomings, Cincinnati signed the 6-foot-6, 280-pound pass-rushing menace to a six-year, $40 million extension on Monday. Dunlap… Read More »

Nelson, Dunlap join former rivals to boost Bengals

Playing in Jacksonville on Sunday brought back memories for Bengals teammates Reggie Nelson and Carlos Dunlap. However, those recollections are a little different for the former Gators. While Nelson couldn’t help but reminisce on his three years as a Jaguar, Dunlap couldn’t help but recall one particular game as a freshman at UF in 2007. That’s because two of Dunlap’s current teammates won’t let him forget. Receiver A.J. Green and defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who was on the Georgia team… Read More »